Tiegs for Two
|"Tiegs for Two"|
|Family Guy episode|
|Episode no.||Season 9
|Directed by||Jerry Langford|
|Written by||John Viener|
|Original air date||April 10, 2011|
|Family Guy (season 9)
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The episode was written by John Viener, directed by Jerry Langford, and featured guest performances by Drew Barrymore, Jessica Stroup, Cheryl Tiegs and Robert Wu, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series. The title is a reference to the famous song "Tea for Two".
Lois requests Peter to go pick up his clothes from a dry cleaning store. Peter tells her that he got his favorite white shirt washed by the cleaners, but when he goes to pick up the shirt, he finds out that the owner, Mr. Washee Washee (Robert Wu), has lost it. This causes Peter to refuse to give him business any longer, claiming that Mr. Washee Washee stole it. Lois steadfastly declines to find a new dry cleaner and invites him to dinner. Peter fights with Mr. Washee Washee during the meal about his shirt; Washee Washee leaves in a huff, banning the Griffins from his store for life. Later that night, Peter and Chris go over to the cleaner's house. Peter then sneaks inside and finds a similar shirt, thinking the cleaner has stolen it. When he tries it on however, Peter discovers that is not his shirt and begins fighting with Mr. Washee-Washee, ultimately losing and ending up in jail. Brian goes to bail him out, and meets a woman, Denise, whom he takes a liking to. Brian later tells Lois about Denise, and tries to impress her by inviting Denise on a date. However, when Brian does so on the phone, Denise rejects him, instantly sending the dog into a deep depression.
After Peter learns of Brian's depression, he suggests that he take Quagmire's class on dating women. Despite the dog's hostile relationship with Quagmire, Brian decides to try out the program that night. Initially, Quagmire refuses to accept Brian into the class, but when Brian produces the signed class credit, he reluctantly allows him to stay and Brian goes along with the class to the local bar to pick up chicks. Brian successfully hooks up with an obese woman named Bettina, and comes home dressed in obnoxious clothing (that resembles Jon Gosselin) before heading out to try again with Denise. Denise is turned off by Brian's newfound arrogance and leaves him. Angered by Quagmire, Brian blames him for ruining his life; Quagmire replies that the course is about getting laid, not finding the right woman. Quagmire then admits that he is still in love with his ex-girlfriend, Cheryl Tiegs (first mentioned in "Jerome Is the New Black" as the only woman Quagmire truly loved, with Quagmire citing their break-up as the reason he is a sex addict), who dated him in the early 1980s but left him over his constant jealousy. Cheryl appears at Quagmire's house the next day, with her new boyfriend, Brian, who mocks Quagmire before driving off with Cheryl and making out with her. Infuriated, Quagmire tries to fight with Brian for dating Cheryl, but is stopped by Peter, who is actually quite impressed with Brian's feat.
That night, Brian takes Cheryl to dinner, where Quagmire discovers the two. Quagmire then offers to buy dinner for the two, along with his new girlfriend, Jillian, whom Brian had dated. Jealous, Brian and Quagmire begin fighting and pointing out each other's flaws in front of Cheryl and Jillian causing them to leave and break up with their dates. Brian suggests that his feud with Quagmire has finally come to an end and that it took them stealing each other's girls to finally become friends again, to which Quagmire reluctantly agrees. However, when Brian asks for a ride home, Quagmire drives off without him and backs his car onto him before driving off again.
In a simultaneous review with American Dad!, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, and The Cleveland Show, Rowan Kaiser of The A.V. Club called the episode "damn funny" saying that "[the] first half is a magical reminder of what made Family Guy work and a nice vacation from the experimental morality and anti-humor that's made up so much of the show over the past few months." The episode received a B+, the best rating of the night, tying with Bob's Burgers episode "Burger Wars" and scoring higher than American Dad! episode "License to Till", The Simpsons episode "The Great Simpsina", and The Cleveland Show episode "Ship'rect".
- Mr Washee Washee watches and sings the theme to Star Trek with lyrics citing Mr. Sulu is "Star of the show" and "Other guys along for the ride"
- Mr Washee Washee and Peter's fight parodies Street Fighter II Turbo, with Peter (as Ryu or Ken) and Washee Washee (as E. Honda, a Sumo Wrestler). The versus and E. Honda themes are taken from the SNES port of Street Fighter II, while the dizzy sound effect is taken from Super Street Fighter II.
- When Brian bails Peter out of jail, Peter says that this life (in jail) is all that he knows. He proceeds to hang himself. This is a parody of The Shawshank Redemption.
- Peter realizes that Brian is not drinking for fun and pleasure. He surmises that he is "Rip Torn drinking". Rip Torn has had several run-ins with the law over drunk driving and alcoholism.
- Peter compares Brian's pessimistic attitude to that of "Negatron", a Decepticon that can transform into a canoe.
- The "Light the Beacons" sequence is a parody of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
- During the flashback sequence, Cheryl Tiegs is shown talking to John Davidson at a party, whose early 1980s TV series That's Incredible! is subsequently referenced after Quagmire breaks up with Cheryl.
- Quagmire claims that Massive Head Wound Harry is the best sketch on Saturday Night Live.
- After the argument between Peter and Mr. Washee Washee, Peter takes a picture of Chinese film director Ang Lee with Mr. Washee Washee referring to him as making too many movies about white people.
- Quagmire's dating class is a parody of Pickup artist's bootcamps.
- "Family Guy Episode Guide". MSN. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
- Kaiser, Rowan (2011-04-11). ""License To Till"/"The Great Simpsina"/"Burger War"/"Tiegs For Two"/"Ship'rect"". AV Club.
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